Jayhawks Finish Fall Season With 10th Place Finish at Baylor Intercollegiate

Oct. 28, 2008

DALLAS, Texas –

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Behind the efforts of Andrew Storm’s under-par round of 70 and Nate Barbee’s even-par round of 71, the Kansas men’s golf team wrapped up its fall season with a 10th place finish at the Baylor Intercollegiate at Royal Oaks Country Club.

Despite improving on its second round score by 16 strokes with a final round 287, the team maintained its position in 10th place. The Jayhawks finished in the top-10 in all four events during the fall season.

“We played much better today and were very competitive with the rest of the field,” said head coach Kit Grove. “This is a positive sign back in the right direction and should give us some momentum into the winter months.”

Storm’s round of 70 marks his best round during his Jayhawk career and vaulted him up 11 spots on the leaderboard to a 32nd place finish. His previous best round came at the Fairway Club Invitational earlier this fall.

“Andrew works really hard at his game and it was very good to see him come out and play well today,” said Grove. “Hopefully this taste of success will give him more and more confidence to have more rounds like today in the spring.”

Barbee’s round of 71 gives him his sixth round of par or better during the fall season in just 11 rounds. Barbee finished the event tied for 29th place.

Senior Walt Koelbel shot his best round of the event with a final round 72 and finished tied for 47th place. Freshman Ian Anson carded a final round 79 to finish tied for 58th place and fellow freshman Blake Giroux wrapped up the fall season with a 74 to finish tied for 60th place.

Texas A&M maintained its overnight lead and won the event with a three-round total of 870 strokes. James Kwon of SMU finished the event with back-to-back rounds of 69 to win medalist honors with 212 strokes. Oklahoma, Lamar, Arkansas and Baylor rounded out the top-five teams.

The Jayhawks have completed the fall portion of their schedule and will begin the spring season when they travel to Kona, Hawaii to compete in the Hawaii-Hilo Invitational Feb. 4-6. Check back to kuathletics.com for complete coverage of the 2008-09 Kansas men’s golf season.

Team Leaderboard

1. Texas A&M (288-289-293—870)

T2. Lamar (297-282-293—872)

T2. Oklahoma (298-287-287—872)

4. Arkansas (291-297-285—873)

5. Baylor (304-286-285—875)

10. Kansas (314-303-287—904)

Player Leaderboard

1. James Kwon, SMU (74-69-69—212)

T2. Justin Harding, Lamar (76-69-68—213)

T2. Riley Pumphrey, Oklahoma (75-68-70—213)

T4. Bronson Burgoon, Texas A&M (68-71-75—214)

T4. Andrew Landry, Arkansas (71-70-73—214)

T29. Nate Barbee, Kansas (78-75-71—224)

T32. Andrew Storm, Kansas (77-78-70—225)

T47. Walt Koelbel, Kansas (77-80-72—229)

T58. Ian Anson, Kansas (82-75-79—236)

T60. Blake Giroux, Kansas (88-75-74—237)